Sad to see so many of our tech community who seem to think the FCC is some sort of magical entity that was going to make free internet and other wonderful things happen for them. Get over it !! The FCC is a mistake !! Big government is a mistake !! Government is THE most destructive power anywhere !!! Less of it is fine and will work out because Comcast, ATT, and all the rest CANNOT make you buy their service and if you don't they hurt. And if they continue then some other technology will come in to fill the void they create by their actions. It might be wireless services, it might be high altitude repeater stations.... Who knows, but something will satisfy the need no matter what else the Telcomms do !! So stop looking to government to save you because the price of that saving is way too high !!
It is apparent why you have chosen to Anonymous, to me at least. Wasting our precious bandwidth by posing the kwestun you have, instead of S'gTFW, using Google, bing, Yahoo!, DuckDuckGo, or even яндекс (yandex), is IMHO, a neophyte move, or a trollish one.
Mechanical automation replaces human muscles. After the industrial revolution humans were still far more efficient and capable at mental tasks, and so were employed to manage the machines. Computational automation replaces human brains. When a machine can perform the mental / computational parts of a job as well as the physical / mechanical parts, and perform all of those better, faster, and more efficiently than any human, what do you have left to offer? Your argument amounts to "We've never had this problem in the past therefore we can never have it in the future." This time is different.
Re: 'It's okay to do it to them, they're the BAD GUYS'
It seems McCain has been one of those that actually objected to the CIA's torture program and noted that beyond being repugnant torture isn't effective, so those claiming that it was 'justified' because it produced intel are wrong, so at least in general he's not pro-torture, it's just that he apparently doesn't see Manning's treatment as rising to that level and therefore objectionable.
Can there be rational discussions, valid conclusions, or any solutions without a commonly agreed set of Definitions and of Facts & Figures?
How can one communicate with the paid-propagandists, the willfully ignorant, the anti-intellectuals, the volunteer-propagandists, and the political loyalists (seemingly unpatriotic by their actions)? Obfuscators, they be, one and all! Or are the simply suffering sociopaths (or psychopaths) overwhelmed by the complexities of the World today?
Words used accurately should be describing reality, facilitating cooperative solution-seeking, I believe.
Pity is all we can offer the self-deluded fearful fools trying to create Reality with their creative writing, fantasies, lies, IMHO.
'It's okay to do it to them, they're the BAD GUYS'
McStain lied about his treatment in Vietnam. No one could have gone through that but yet still advocate to treat others that way.
Not necessarily, as seen in his act of throwing Manning under the bus but rushing to defend Petraeus it's very clear that he's willing to apply different standards to different people, so it would be consistent for him to claim that he was tortured and decry that as a terrible thing because he's from the US and a Good Guy while at the same time advocating and supporting that those dirty terrorists be 'tortured' because clearly they had it coming for being accused terrorists, and as such are Bad Guys, so it doesn't actually count as 'torture'.
Hypocritical and disgusting yes, but it would be consistent hypocrisy and revolting behavior.